Join us for a CrisisCamp Marathon Volunteering Weekend for the Pakistan Floods. We will be working to assist our friends and partner organizations: OpenStreetMap, Sahana and Crowdmap(Ushahidi). Each individual city may also be working on tasks listed on the CrisisCommons wiki for pkfloods. We’ll be working in a number of countries and timezones with staggered [...]
CrisisCamp London has been going strong for 4 weeks with mapping and managing info for the Pakistan Floods. The small, but determined team has inspired all of us with their efforts to tackle some tough questions. Photos from Spike from this weekend’s camp It was a holiday weekend in the UK, but we still got [...]
Thanks Silicon Valley We had a fantastic CrisisCamp Silicon Valley. There were 46 people registered and 20 folks attended. First off, thanks to all the great volunteers for sharing your knowledge. Mitchell Baker, Chair of the Mozilla Foundation provided a last minute blog shout-out. Pizza was provided by Dave Jorgensen. George Chamales provided an update [...]
Defense expert George Chamales is attending Crisis Camp Silicon Valley and needs your help with the pakreport.org flood mapping project. Check out dev.pakreport.org/wiki to get started!
Rock your Friday night by coming to the bar camp/working group to blog and code to aid disaster response and recovery for the 15 million people displaced in the recent Pakistani floods. CrisisCampSiliconValley – Pakistan Floods (Pkfloods) Friday August 27, 5pm-10pm Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Campus. Bldg. 23 (MS 23-11), Moffett Field, CA [...]
A quick summary of the CrisisCamp activities for the weekend of August 21 – 22, 2010: Community conference call On Saturday, August 21, 2010, our Community held a conference call to talk about pkfloods, infrastructure planning and community support activities. We fine-tuned our virtual volunteer sign-up process, organized new CrisisCamp city mentorships, and received reports [...]
SMS (Text messages) Reports + Your Brain + a search engine + google translate + basic map (long and lat coordinates) Mobile phones are used in Pakistan. There is a text message (SMS) short code created to help people in Pakistan send reports. The SMS reports link to a tool called Crowdflower. Volunteers review and [...]